The Guy provides a more respectful perch for Little Turtle in front of this statue, erected on a corner of the Carmelite Priory Church, Triq Villegaignon in Mdina, Malta – Little Turtle prefers not to sit on religious statues, in order to avoid causing offense. Thanks, The Guy!

Here is Little Turtle on the bridge leading into Mdina, also called the Silent City. It is one of Malta’s older cities and has a fascinating history. It’s called the Silent City because the only people allowed to have cars are residents; unfortunately, it’s such a tourist spot that it wasn’t really quiet until everyone else had gone home. Then it was dead quiet. Little Turtle felt a little spooked by the silence, and thought the huge stone buildings were closing in ominously on their narrow alleys, but The Girl loved the quiet and soaked it up like a plant in the sun.